Alzheimer’s/Dementia

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Vitamin B-3 Might Help Treat Alzheimer Disease

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

In a new study done on mice, the researchers have found a substance which was able to prevent brain damage.  The name of this compound is nicotinamide riboside (or NR for short). It is a type of B3 Vitamin. This finding might pave the way for the development of a new treatment for Alzheimer’s in […]

Aerobic Exercise Might Help Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

A recently-published report takes an in-depth look at how exercise helps delay the onset of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for 90 percent or more of the total dementia cases. Alzheimer’s affects millions of people, but a 2017 review revealed that lifestyle changes can help prevent it in about […]

Worsening Anxiety in Older Adults Might Be a Sign of Alzheimer Disease

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Could worsening anxiety in older adults be an early sign of Alzheimer’s? This is exactly what a new study probed and found this might be the case. According to it, increasing anxiety symptoms in older adults might mean greater risk of Alzheimer’s. In this study, the researchers noted that worsening anxiety was associated with higher […]

A New Compound Reduces Alzheimer Brain Damage by Half

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

Several studies have declared APOE gene to be the key player in halting Alzheimer’s progression. However, not many studies have been able to successfully target this gene in animals. In a new study, the researchers successfully targeted APOE gene in mice using a molecule. This treatment reduced the brain damage caused by Alzheimer by 50 […]

Menopause Causes Metabolic Changes In Brain That Might Increase Alzheimer Risk

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Menopause triggers metabolic changes inside the brain which in turn might put a woman at a greater risk of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study. These results can help answer the question which has puzzled healthcare providers for long: why the incidence rate of Alzheimer’s is higher in women compared to men? The researchers also […]

Algorithm can predict Alzheimer two years before the onset of symptoms

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

Scientists have designed an algorithm which, according to them, has the ability to accurately predict an individual’s risk for developing Alzheimer’s years before that person starts showing the early symptoms of the disease. The researchers used beta-amyloid imaging and machine-learning techniques to predict development of Alzheimer’s disease in advance in individuals having mild cognitive impairment, […]

Dropping Serotonin Levels Linked to Development of Alzheimer Disease

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Is Alzheimer’s disease caused by low serotonin levels in the brain? A new study investigated this. Serotonin is commonly known as happiness hormone, because it affects mood, among other things. The researchers suggest serotonin might be the key factor driving Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, yet its cause is not known. […]

Taking Antidepressants Linked to Increased Risk of Head Injuries in Alzheimers Pateints

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Alzheimer’s patients who take antidepressants have a greater risk of head injuries, as well as painful brain injuries, according to a new study. Earlier, a study had revealed that the risk of having falls and fracture of the hip is greater in Alzheimer’s patients who used antidepressants. However, the link between antidepressant use and head […]

Alzheimer Drug Shows Promise In Reducing Heart Disease Risk

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Drug galantamine is used to treat Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia which affects millions of people worldwide. However, researchers have found it might help in reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes too. In a recent study, galantamine reduced inflammation associated with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is not one condition, but rather a […]

PPIs Do Not Cause Dementia, New Research States

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

A few studies have linked use of proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) with increased risk of dementia. Latest research, however, quashes this claim. According the latest study, involving more than 13,000 patients, there’s no conclusive evidence to suggest that the risk of developing dementia increases with PPI use. PPIs are typically prescribed for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease […]

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